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Interventions to Support Healthy Eating in Later Life

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jose Lara-Gallegos, Dr Carlos Celis Morales, Dr Katherine Livingstone, Professor John Mathers


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© 2017 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved. Significant evidence indicates that an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and other factors such as social conditions contribute significantly to the accelerated molecular and cellular damage associated with aging, whereas a healthier diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, and drinking sensibly may reduce the accumulation of damage, slow the aging process, and delay or prevent the development of age-related frailty, disability, and disease. Developing effective interventions to enhance health and well-being in later life is currently a public health priority. In this chapter we review the evidence that better nutrition enhances healthy aging and report initial findings from two recent research programs-Food4Me, which tested the utility of personalized interventions to promote healthier dietary habits, and the LiveWell research program, which developed and delivered Web-based lifestyle interventions targeting people of retirement age.

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Author(s): Lara J, Celis-Morales C, Livingstone KM, Mathers JC

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Food for the Aging Population: Second Edition

Year: 2016

Pages: 283-298

Online publication date: 02/12/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100348-0.00014-7

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ISBN: 9780081003480